First Muslim Federal Judge in America
In 2019, Qureshi became the first Asian American to become a magistrate judge of the District of New Jersey. Senator Robert Menedez said in a speech before the vote, "Judge Qureshi has dedicated his career to the service of our country, we should learn from his story because it is a story that is possible only in America."
Who is Judge Zahid Qureshi?
Nisar had completed his medical studies from Dhaka University. At that time it was part of East Pakistan and now belongs to Bangladesh. The appointment of Qureshi is being described as historic, but doubts remain among some Muslim groups about his work before becoming a judge. The American Bar Association has said the appointment is an important first step toward ensuring fair representation of Muslims on federal benches.